Margarita Saian, state-certified educator, ambassador of the Aesthetic International Association, and a skincare veteran of more than 20 years passed away on Sept. 29, 2015 after a two and a half year battle with grade IV glioblastoma. Margarita was loved and respected by colleagues and friends for her vivacious and charming personality, positive attitude, and kindness to others. She was a knowledgeable, well-rounded professional who studied esthetics and mesotherapy in both the U.S. and France, and has been featured in KTLA5 News, as well as in trade magazines. Margarita was a licensed esthetician, CMA/cardiac technician, national certified phlebotomy technician, certified nutrition and wellness consultant, certified ECG and the founder of SAIAN natural clinical skin care and SNC Laboratories – Natural Supplements. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on through her daughter, Dasha Saian, who has followed in her footsteps, and is now the head of the brand, as well as its educational director.
Esthetician Cassandra Lanning wrote the following when she found out about Saian’s passing:
“I am heartbroken to learn that Margarita Saian, founder of SAIAN Natural Clinical Skin Care, has died at the young age of 59 of an aggressive type of brain tumor - grade IV glioblastoma. Margarita was my very first industry inspiration. Long before I met Susanne Schmaling, or Florence Barrett-Hill, or Jacine Greenwood, I met Margarita.
She was a wonder! I was completely in awe of her! She was a strong, exuberant, force of a woman, with wild black hair and the most awesome in-your-face Russian accent. I was mesmerized by her!!!
I was still in beauty school that year and went to the trade show in Vancouver, BC. I happened across her booth and was immediately taken with her product presentation, and how utterly gorgeous both Margarita and her daughter Dasha were. I had to talk with them. I went to every class Margarita taught. I learned about microcurrent from her. I learned about alternative ways to treat the skin from her. I learned about candida from her - she was the first person to tell me about the connection of diet to skin. I was blown away! I can still hear her wonderful, commanding voice saying 'Do Not Feed The Candida!'
I continued to go to the trade shows every year and went to all of Margarita's classes, and visited with her and Dasha at the booth. They were both so gracious and remembered me each year. I saw Dasha last year after not having gone for a couple of years, and she still remembered me. Sadly Margarita was not there. I want to wish Dasha my deepest condolences on the loss of this wonderful, inspirational woman who was her mother. Margarita will be remembered always. Both Margarita and Dasha remain an inspiration to me.”